Extensible Headboards Patents (Class 5/183)
  • Patent number: 10130536
    Abstract: There is provided a patient support that may be adjustable in height, width, length or a combination thereof. The patient support may be useable with normal sized patients or with bariatric patients. The patient support has a variety of features to enhance operability and/or functionality, including a width adjustable caster frame, width adjustable deck portions, a width adjustable headboard and an extendible foot board to provide extra length. An enhanced lift mechanism can accommodate bariatric patients and alternative functionality in achieving deck positions improves patient comfort. Various parts of the patient support including deck panels and the footboard may be removed and replaced with ease without complicated connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Brian Roussy, Jason John Connell, Joseph Steven David Elku, Jason James Cerny, Christopher Alan George, Joseph William Roussy, Christopher Scott Jacob, Aleem Yusuf
  • Patent number: 9925102
    Abstract: A system for changing the width of a person support apparatus includes a bed controller for receiving a command signal indicating a command for width alteration, a first motor controlled by the bed controller for driving an extension of a first deck section of the support apparatus thereby altering the width of the first deck section, and a second motor controlled by the bed controller for driving an extension of a second deck section of the support apparatus thereby altering the width of the second deck section. The bed controller controls the first motor and the second motor in a manner that causes the first deck section to reach a first deck section width alteration limit at a first time and the second deck section to reach a second deck section width alteration limit at a second time, wherein the first time and the second time are not equal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Turner, John D. Christie, Joseph A. Ernst, David P. Lubbers, Scott M. Corbin, Mark E. Lanning, Mahesh Kumar Thodupunuri, Aziz Ali Bhai
  • Patent number: 9687384
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sliding-type apparatus for thermo-therapeutic treatment comprising: a body (1100) on which a thermo-therapeutic treatment device (1010) is arranged; a cover (1250) which is slid, and covers said thermo-therapeutic treatment device (1010); and guide grooves which are formed to slide on said body (1100). According to the present invention, if the apparatus for thermo-therapeutic treatment is not used, a lower bed member is slid such that the lower bed member can be overlapped with the body whereby a space can be easily utilized, and if the apparatus for thermo-therapeutic treatment is used, the lower bed member is easily unfolded in a sliding manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: CERAGEM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ji Hoon Park
  • Patent number: 9198520
    Abstract: A frame for an adjustable has a head section with two longitudinal frame rails separated by at least two lateral members extending between the two longitudinal frame rails, and two sleeves each having a cavity with one of the two sleeves on each of the two longitudinal frame rails. The frame has a foot section having two longitudinal frame rails separated by at least two lateral members extending between the two longitudinal frame rails, and two sleeves each having a cavity with one of the two sleeves on each of the two longitudinal frame rails, and an inner tube with a nose for each of the two sleeves and for moving between a first position retracted in the cavity of the sleeve and a second position extending from the cavity of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Inventor: Aaron Goldsmith
  • Patent number: 8959684
    Abstract: A wall-mounted slipcover headboard for a bed combines comfort of an upholstered headboard with the ease of removable covers while it solves the problem of hanging art above the bed by incorporating art into the bed. The headboard has a modular, frame, a cushioning pad and a removable slipcover. For example, the removable slipcover features printed art. The headboard's back side has horizontal dowels that slide on to a hanging medium, allowing for flexibility in mounting the hanging medium in the strongest place on a wall with the least amount of damage to the wall, while allowing the headboard to slide horizontally to be centered above a bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Astrid Oyo-Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 8959677
    Abstract: A collapsible sofa bed movable between an expanded configuration and a collapsed configuration includes a frame including a plurality of scissor assemblies. Each scissor assembly includes a first frame member pivotally coupled to a second frame member at a pivot point. Frame members of adjacent scissor assemblies are coupled to one of a first connector assembly and a second connector assembly. At least two backrest support members are coupled to the frame. Each backrest support member is slidably coupled to a corresponding first frame member and has a lower end that is pivotally coupled to a corresponding second frame member. Each backrest support member is pivotally movable with respect to the corresponding second frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Seina International, LLC
    Inventors: Lee Pil Yul, Huang Chang Jiu, Ye Zhengyi
  • Patent number: 8955176
    Abstract: An adjustable bed frame that includes a headboard, a footboard, a quartet of support posts associated with the headboard and footboard, and support frames that connect the headboard posts to the footboard posts. Both the headboard and footboard are fabricated from two equal halves that can be separated, exposing an internal leaf. Both the headboard and footboard, in conjunction with their internal leaves, can be adjusted to a variety of lengths to accommodate various-sized box springs and mattresses as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventor: Antonio J. Mullikin
  • Patent number: 8572777
    Abstract: An adjustable bed base is disclosed in which the adjustable bed base comprises a pair of opposed side members, an adjustable foot assembly and an adjustable head assembly with each assembly comprising a first panel adapted to be connected to one of the opposed side members, a second panel adapted to be connected to the other one of the opposed side members, and a central panel adapted to receive the first panel and the second panel with the first panel and the second panel being movable relative to the central panel to adjust a length of each of the assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Fredman Bros. Furniture Company, Inc.
    Inventor: John K Schulte
  • Patent number: 7681259
    Abstract: A ready to assemble, expandable headboard that is capable of fitting different size mattresses and is packaged compactly so that a store and the resulting customer can easily carry the packaged headboard. A ready to assemble headboard and kit where the headboard is expandable yet easily assembled to result in a cushioned, fabric slipcovered headboard with a custom look.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: E & E Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Edmund Jin
  • Publication number: 20080313808
    Abstract: An adjustable headboard frame is provided that includes a left frame element, a right frame element, and a plurality of spacers that are installed between the left frame element and the right frame element. The spacers are of different lengths and are sized so that the total width of the headboard including left and right frame elements and spacer is sized to correspond with one of the standardized mattress widths, such as twin, full, queen, and king. Further, the adjustable headboard frame may then be covered by a covering to provide an adjustable headboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Inventor: Dean Crue
  • Patent number: 6836912
    Abstract: A furniture item includes at least a pair of members defining a dimension in one direction of the item, the members of the pair being connected together by adjustable connecting elements, the arrangement and construction being such that the dimension in one direction can be adjusted by the adjustable connecting elements. The furniture item also includes a second set of members that are also connected by adjustable connecting elements in another direction. With the above arrangement, the furniture item can be adjusted both longitudinally and laterally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Inventor: Danny Morris
  • Patent number: 6076208
    Abstract: A surgical stretcher includes a patient-support deck having a substantially planar back section coupled to a frame for pivoting movement about a transverse pivot axis. The back section includes a frame member having first and second corner portions. The first corner portion is transversely spaced apart from the second corner portion, and the first and second corner portions are longitudinally spaced apart from the transverse pivot axis. An actuator couples the back section to the frame. The actuator is lockable to prevent pivoting movement of the back section relative to the frame, and is releasable to allow pivoting movement of the back section relative to the frame. A release rod is coupled to the back section and movable to release the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2000
    Assignee: Hill-Rom, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard H. Heimbrock, Patrick J. Minnelli, James L. Walke
  • Patent number: 5790994
    Abstract: A modular expandable bedframe accessory system is provided. The system includes a plurality of panel members having different predetermined widths. A plurality of support columns are interchangeably coupleable to sides of the panels to form different panel assemblies having different predetermined configurations. The system preferably includes a back panel and a plurality of side panels so that panel assembly is expandable from a crib configuration, to a day bed configuration, and to a king size headboard configuration. The different bedframe accessory systems configured with the invented modular system can be constructed and dismantled without the use of tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1998
    Inventor: Mary Leonard
  • Patent number: 5163190
    Abstract: An expandable bedstead comprises a horizontal base frame having a vertical headboard frame fixedly connected to a first side thereof, a pair of leg supports fixedly connected to the corner portions of an opposing second side of the base frame, a vertical footboard frame pivotably connected to the leg supports, a vertical left side frame having an upper and lower subframes releasably connected to the left side of the base frame, and a vertical right side frame releasably connected to the right side of the base frame and to the headboard and footboard frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1992
    Inventor: Tsong-Ching Hwang
  • Patent number: 5146631
    Abstract: A convertible bed assembly for providing a crib, toddler bed, or twin bed arrangement and alternatively a pair of twin or bunk beds. A pair of headboard and footboard assemblies each have separable upper and lower sections mounted together through coupling hardware to provide a crib assembly having one stationary crib side rail and one drop side rail. Motifs are releasably coupled to the top of the headboard and footboard assemblies through hardware. Any one of a variety of different motifs may be mounted upon the headboard and footboard assemblies. The crib is converted into a toddler bed by removing the lower sections of the headboard and footboard assemblies and replacing the fixed and drop sides of the crib with toddler safety rails joined to the upper sections and which are preferably stored beneath the crib posture board to provide convenient access at the time of conversion. The drop side and fixed side hardware is utilized in a unique fashion to mount each of the toddler safety rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1992
    Assignee: Simplicity Inc.
    Inventor: Harry Deal
  • Patent number: 5067183
    Abstract: A set of furniture pieces that form a crib in one configuration and that can be readily converted into youth bedroom furniture including night tables, shoe rack assembly and a dresser assembly including a chair assembly. The set includes a rectangular base assembly that can be extended when changing from the crib to the bed configuration. Platform members provide a horizontal supporting surface where a mattress is positioned. Removable rail assemblies, comprising two hingedly mounted sections sandwiched by fixed panel sections, are mounted to the upper edges of the base assembly. The hingedly mounted sections include upper and lower sub-sections that are hingedly mounted to each other whereas the fixed panel section includes upper and lower panels that are removably mounted to each other. A removable head board assembly is mounted to the base assembly and between the rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1991
    Inventor: Omar Urquiola
  • Patent number: 4856127
    Abstract: An expandable headboard for a bed includes a central panel and a pair of cooperating side panels which are secured in alternate position to accommodate varying sized spring and mattress assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1989
    Assignee: The Pilliod Cabinet Company
    Inventor: Sidney A. Lenger
  • Patent number: 4821349
    Abstract: A headboard frame includes a pair of opposed side members temporarily held together by separable center sections. The center sections are of varying length determined by whether the headboard is for twin, queen, or king size beds. A two-ply fabric cover is formed from front and rear panels slightly greater in length than the corresponding length of the headboard frame. The cover is seamed around the side and top edges. The bottom edges of the panels are initially separated to allow the cover to slide over the frame, but are then secured by hook and loop fastening strips. The cover is of such a size and so dimensioned that, when in place, the cover firmly holds the frame members together. The cover may be provided with a cushion and/or tufted front surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1989
    Assignees: Elaine S. Cohen, Dale F. Beckman
    Inventor: Elaine S. Cohen
  • Patent number: 4724555
    Abstract: A hospital bed footboard is provided which can be moved from the normal, vertical position of a bed footboard to a horizontal position overlying the bed. The support for the footboard in the overbed position is of a fully cantilevered nature so no impediment is placed to approaching the patient from the sides of the bed, nor is the overall width of the bed increased. The footboard when positioned over the bed can serve as a shelf for holding monitoring and life support devices during patient transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1988
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael E. Poehner, Jeffrey R. Welling
  • Patent number: 4679261
    Abstract: An easily assembled bed structure adjustable in length and width comprises head and foot members each including a pair of side posts and parallel slidably telescoping multielement tubular cross pieces extending laterally between and separably joined at their ends to respective side posts, a pair of parallel, longitudinally extending side beams each including slidably telescoping tubular elements and separably coupled at their ends to respective posts and longitudinally spaced parallel stringers each including slidably telescoping tubular elements and separably coupled at their ends to opposite respective beams or a third longitudinally adjustable beam intermediate and parallel to the side beams extends between and is joined to the lowermost of the head and foot member cross pieces or bracket members project inwardly from the side beams for supporting a mattress. Foot pieces depend from the stringers or third beam. The components of the structure are secured in their assembled condition by separable fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1987
    Inventors: Smith B. Stanley, Yoram A. Alroy